No Barley, No Beer: Understanding the U.S. Barley and Malt Supply Chain

Craft Brewers Conference 2019
Location: Denver, Colorado
Speakers: Blair Elias, Buzz Mattelin, Dave Tweet, Greg Kessel, Scott Brown

Without barley, there is no beer! Get to know the growers of your U.S. malting barley, hailing from North Dakota, Idaho, and Montana. This interactive panel discussion will cover national and regional production trends, reasons for the decline in barley production, barley contracts, grower decision-making process, and conclude with a forecast for the future of U.S. barley. Whether you’re a brewer, maltster, or consumer, this information will redefine your perception of a local and viable supply chain.

Learning Objectives:

Provide an overview of the trends in U.S. barley production and the shift in barley procurement from commodity to ingredient; Review the grower decision process utilized in selecting barley as a crop enterprise; Review the steps involved in barley production and the attending risks of each component; Promote U.S. barley as a locally, sustainably grown and sourced ingredient for the malting and brewing industry

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